Chadwick's Next Strategic Plan: An Overview 

In April 2022, Chadwick launched a comprehensive strategic planning process, which will culminate with the development of the school’s next strategic plan. The Roessler-Chadwick Foundation (RCF) Board of Trustees is leading our efforts, undertaking an inclusive process that involves voices from across our community and includes an extended period of reflection and learning. Through our work, we are  identifying our most important strategic priorities and initiatives, which will guide the school. 

Strategic Goals 2023

By 2028, Chadwick School will stand as a model of an educational community that:

1) Commits to Leading; 
2) Values Community Wellness; 
3) Prioritizes Institutional Sustainability; and
4) Ensures an Accessible Experience. 

These four strategic goals will support our Mission and are designed to empower young people to discover their passions through transformative and cross-cultural experiences and to prepare them to lead and serve in an ever-evolving world.

Click each of the five videos below to learn more about Chadwick's strategic goals. 

Strategic Planning Introduction

Strategic Planning Committee

The RCF Board of Trustees consulted with Chadwick community leaders to identify 22 individuals to serve on the Strategic Planning Committee. These individuals represented trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and students who worked together under the guidance of the RCF Board to lead our strategic planning process. They brought a variety of skills, backgrounds and perspectives to our work, which they undertook on behalf of, and through the inclusion of, the entire Chadwick community.

Row 1: Jennifer Chou '96,* Cedric Penix,* Craig Polin,* Deborah Levy, Paul Chen, Elizabeth Imende-Cooney,* Josh Goodman '24
Row 2: Tom Sheppard, Denise Mester, Luis Morales,* Rachel Nguyen, Esmeralda Cook, Robert Horne, Amanda Hartigan, Ben Davidson '95
Row 3: Dr. Dijanna Figueroa, Erin Nordlund, Michelle Tabor, Eden Warner, Caroline Payne, Trent Jackson,* Laurie Eddleston

* Design Team Chair

Strategic Planning Design Teams 

The Strategic Planning Design Teams were composed of 28 additional faculty, trustees, parents, and alumni. The following three Design Teams were tasked with imagining Chadwick’s strategic future in each of these three critical areas. 

  1. Enhance and Innovate
    Core Curricular and Co-Curricular Programs, Faculty and Staff Development, Recruitment and Retention

  2. Clarify and Inspire
    Institutional Purpose and Identity, Strategic Imperatives and Visioning

  3. Sustain and Mobilize
    Leadership, Finance, Facilities, Strategic Enrollment Management, Local, Regional and Global Relationships

During the summer of 2023, meetings will take place among Head of School Jessica Donovan, along with faculty, staff and the School Leadership Team, to develop specific initiatives and metrics in support of our strategic goals. Much of the great work that came out of the Design Teams will be a basis for the development of these initiatives. 

Members of the Design Teams
Dr. John Aden, Meg Bailey, Terri Burke, Armand Dawkins '96, John Dryden, James Eberhart, Ian Eddleston, Pam Freer, Michelle Gerken, Patrice Harmon, Tommy Hattori, Jaime Hoffman, Ruth MacFarlane, Sara Mactavish, Jason Manasse, Chris Meisel, Jeff Mercer, Tom Mooney, Samantha Nadella M.D. '03, Angie Nevarez, Jason Ro, Derek Roth, Uma Sethi, Anne Severns, Renita Smith, Saskia Subramanian, Kimberly Tatman, Nick Tell, Stephanie Uchima-Carney '00, Lauren White, Heidi Yamada.

Consulting Partner

Chadwick has partnered with Ian Symmonds and Associates in the development of our next strategic plan. 

Ian Symmonds and Associates is an industry-leading, global consulting firm. With 1,000 clients over 20 years and an impeccable record of thought leadership through writing, speaking and consulting, Ian Symmonds & Associates is the trusted voice in education and nonprofit strategy.

Strategic Planning Timeline

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Updates to Our Community

Stay informed about the status of our Strategic Planning Process by accessing our communications with the community below.

Strategic Planning Update
June 2023

Strategic Planning Update
Fall 2022

Welcome to the 2022-23 School Year From the Board of Trustees
August 2022

Strategic Planning